Perfect for Pre-K. Definitely putting this in my bag of teaching ideas for next year.
Spelling with legos.
I used this idea before I found it on blogs when I did literacy interventions. It really helped some students — especially by putting blends, digraphs, and vowel pairs together.
Today in things I’d do with my class if there was more time in the year.
This is a fun idea. We are doing a snowman book in January, so I am just going to save this here in case I have the time.
For those of us who do not have photoshop.
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
My students recently had to make post cards from magazine clippings to demonstrate the themes they found in Walk Two Moons (not for me, for their L.A. teacher). This would be an excellent technological alternative. The ideas I can think to use this for are just rolling out of me right now. How would you use it?
This site is presented by the Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation. It streams videos with SAG members reading children’s books. Some of the stories include Harry the Dirty Dog, To Be a Dog, Thank You Mr. Faulker, Stellaluna, A Bad Case of Stripes, The Polar Express, and Enemy Pie (Others are featured). Some of the SAG members are Al Gore, Haylie Duff, Betty White, and Amanda Bynes. Heck — I just might need a bedtime story tonight!